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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60


USS Paul Hamilton DDG-60

Location: Pearl
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Mar 12

Discussion Forum


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Comment by legoNavymom03 on March 12, 2024 at 9:55am

Just found out my son has orders for joining the USS Hamilton in May. Any other sailors headed that way?

Comment by Cassababy on November 8, 2017 at 4:02pm

Hello all! My son is getting ready to head to SD and will be on this ship. I'm not very active on this site but thought I would join the group and say hi.

Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on January 29, 2017 at 11:05pm

Hi there!  I don't know if this page has an admin anymore but the location for this DDG is no longer Pearl Harbor.  It moved to San Diego in early 2016.

Hi all you DDG Mom's I hope you are doing well.  Has anyone heard whether the ship is going to be additional funding so that BEA can finish the repairs? 

Comment by pamelau1970 on July 2, 2016 at 3:14pm
My son is also on the Paul Hamilton, Christine. They arrived in SD a while ago. I'm always searching for other moms! I hope your son is doing well!
Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on July 2, 2016 at 2:16pm

DDG60 is no longer ported in Hawaii.  They had a hull swap and are now in San Diego.  My son is new to the ship; it looks like there isn't much activity amongst the mom's on this ship.  Unfortunately, from what I hear morale is not good on board either. :(

Comment by pamelau1970 on October 2, 2015 at 8:26pm
Nice! That's great news Christine Proud Son of ET!
Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on October 2, 2015 at 9:45am
Great news! My son meets up with the ship early next week.
Comment by mom0717 on October 1, 2015 at 10:55pm

Christine Proud Son of ET..forgot to tell you congrats and happy graduation to your son!  oh..and mine is CT. looking forward to visiting him as well!!

Comment by mom0717 on October 1, 2015 at 10:39pm

hi pameleau1970..i'm so happy to have fellow Paul Hamilton moms as well!! Not sure yet when my son will be in SD..hopefully will know more soon:) I'm getting used to "going with the flow" haha.. since things seem to change quickly   

Comment by pamelau1970 on October 1, 2015 at 9:20pm
Hi mom0717! I'm so excited to have other moms on the Paul Hamilton to reach out to! My son will meet up with the ship next weekend. When will your son arrive in SD? I hope he gets to spend some time in Pearl and travel back aboard the ship next year.

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